What is posture?
Good posture is an important part of your long-term health. Your daily posture habits can put massive strains on your muscles, joints and nerves. The key to good posture is the position of your spine.
Ideal posture is where your body is balanced from front to back, left to right and top to bottom. This happens when your ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are stacked on top of one another in perfect alignment which allows you to function efficiently – pain-free.
Types of posture
There are many postural signs your practitioner at SMSM Therapy observes during your analysis which are:
Sway-back Posture – Forward pelvis which causes forward pelvic rotation.
Kyphosis – Lordosis Posture – Excessive curvature of your upper and lower back.
Flat Back Posture – Lacking curvature of both upper and lower back.
Handedness Posture – A lower hand on one side which is caused by a misaligned the spine.
Problems caused by poor-posture
The most common problem’s caused by inadequate posture are back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and headache.
Many people go through life with particular habits which may adapt to asymmetrical body alignments. Typical examples of these would be regularly sitting in an office or carrying single strapped bags on one shoulder. These positions can create ripples throughout your spinal structure not only affecting one part of your spine but changing length, tone, strength in other parts too. For this reason, regularly reminding yourself to improve your posture could save your spine for the better.